Tutorial notes (2)

We discussed the idea of the everyday and what this term might mean – is it reliant on an urban setting for you? We looked at the photographs of Gregory Crewdson and Jeff wall – Crewdson, creates a sense of cinematic uncertainty and suspense in the otherwise quiet American suburbs – however, there is a tendency to be over-theatrical. Wall, at his most subtle suggests modest ruptures in the everyday and routine. You should ask how he achieves this – context, setting, the quietly unexpected, staging, lighting etc. Work through a range of possibilities for your initial ideas – e.g. how would our perception of the sleeping/dead horse change if it were set in an urban park (your everyday environment rather than the ‘alien’ countryside)? Consider how you apply paint in relation to the scale of the work.


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